Athletics Ireland has selected 19 athletes to travel to represent Ireland at the World Indoor Championships taking place on March 18th to 20th in Belgrade, Serbia.
Molly Scott (St. Laurence O’Toole’s AC) is set take the World Indoor Championships by storm after her incredible record breaking 60m performance at the Irish Life Health National Senior Indoor Championships in February, retaking the Irish Record with a time of 7.19.
Phil Healy (Bandon AC) has been a strong feature of the Irish indoor season, after winning the Irish life Health National Senior Indoor Championships Healy went on to set a new 400m PB, 51.66, at the World Indoor Tour in Madrid last week (2nd March).
Mark English (Finn Valley AC) takes to the 800m and the Men’s 4x400m. The 2022 season has seen a series of consistent and strong performances from the Finn Valley Star with a sixth-place finish at the World Athletics Indoor Tour in Poland before coming to the Irish Life Health National Senior Indoor Championships to take top spot.
Young athletes pushing Irish records
Israel Olatunde (UCD AC) features in the 60m after his incredible performance at the Irish Life Health National Senior Indoor Championships, securing both his standard to qualify for these championships, the 19-year-old also secured a new PB of 6.62 just 0.01 away from the National Senior record.
Sarah Healy (UCD AC) is set for the 1500m and will be pushing for the final or better at the World Indoor Championships. The 21-year-old has had a superb indoor season breaking her own U23 Record Number in February setting the time at 4:06.95, the second fastest ever by an Irish woman, after Ciara Mageean.
High Performance Director Paul McNamara commented on the selection
“Ireland had one athlete compete at the 2016 World Indoor Championships and five athletes compete at the 2018 edition, we have now selected a team of eleven individual athletes, plus the selection of two relay teams both of which will be pushing towards a final and new national record.
These figures underpin a significant increase in the strength and depth of indoor athletics in Ireland, which continues to bode well for the future, and this squad is confident of making an impact in on the global stage in Belgrade.”
The athletes and coaches
|Israel Olatunde||Daniel Kilgallon||UCD AC||Men’s 60m|
|Mark English||Feidhlim Kelly||Finn Valley AC||Men’s 800m & Men’s 4x400m Relay|
|Andrew Coscoran||Feidhlim Kelly||Star of the Sea AC||Men’s 1500m|
|Luke McCann||Clark McCann||UCD AC||Men’s 1500m|
|Darragh McElhinney||Emmett Dunleavy||UCD AC||Men’s 3000m|
|Sarah Lavin||Noelle Morrissey||Emerald AC||Women’s 60m Hurdles|
|Molly Scott||Deirdre Scott||St Laurence O’Toole’s AC||Women’s 60m|
|Phil Healy||Shane McCormack||Bandon AC||Women’s 400m & Women’s 4x400m Relay|
|Sophie Becker||Jeremy Lyons & Gerard O’Donnell||Raheny Shamrocks AC||Women’s 400m & Women’s 4x400m Relay|
|Síofra Cleirigh Buttner||Mark Coogan||Dundrum South Dublin AC||Women’s 800m|
|Sarah Healy||Eoghan Marnell||UCD AC||Women’s 1500m|
|Cillin Greeneawdsley||Jeremy Lyons & Gerard O’Donnell||Galway City Harriers AC||Men’s 4x400m Relay|
|Robert McDonnell||Brendan Glynn||Galway City Harriers AC||Men’s 4x400m Relay|
|Cathal Crosbie||Drew & Hayley Harrison||Ennis Track AC||Men’s 4x400m Relay|
|Chris O’Donnell||Benke Blomqvist||North Sligo AC||Men’s 4x400m Relay|
|Brian Gregan||John Shields||Clonliffe Harriers AC||Men’s 4x400m Relay|
|Marcus Lawler**||Shane McCormack||Clonliffe Harriers AC||Men’s 4x400m Relay|
|Sharlene Mawdsley||Gary Ryan||Newport AC||Women’s 4x400m Relay|
|Roisin Harrison||Eoghan McNamara||Emerald AC||Women’s 4x400m Relay|
|Catherine McManus||Brian McManus||Dublin City Harriers AC||Women’s 4x400m Relay|
|Rachel McCann**||Michael Roberts||North Down AC||Women’s 4x400m Relay|
** = Denotes an athlete who is a non-travelling reserve